Towards the end of last month, the City of Tualatin announced that Bill Steele had been selected to serve as Tualatin’s new Chief of Police, following the retirement of Kent Barker. Chief Bill Steele’s first day with the city was July 5th.
Chief Steele comes to the City of Tualatin with 20 years of law enforcement and community leadership experience. He most recently served as the Chief Deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, where he served over 575,000 residents and managed nearly 600 employees. Starting with Washington County in 1996 as a Patrol Deputy, Chief Steele advanced his career through the department, serving in a number of roles including Patrol Lieutenant and Patrol Division Commander. In 2012, he also served as the interim Chief of Police with the City of Forest Grove.